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The mainstream media have decided that the IRS scandal wasn’t a scandal after all. News outlets are calling the dwindling accusations of Tea Party Republicans empty, and saying that the only disaster is that the IRS is disorganized. But underneath all the drama lies a real scandal. It’s that many...
07/28/2013
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The New York Times reported last week that New York State’s health plans are set to fall 50 percent in cost, which prompted a fierce debate between right wing critics of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its defenders. But missing from the conversation was the fact that insurance companies, who are...
07/24/2013
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Corporations have revved their engines back up for round two of the smear campaign against Eliot Spitzer, the former Governor of New York who recently announced that he would run for New York City Comptroller. With headlines such as “Here We Ho Again” and “Lust For Power,” news outlets...
07/08/2013
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  Investment negotiators from Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries met secretly last week in Vancouver for their 18th round of talks regarding the expansive agreement. Frantic protestors, who caught wind of the conference through the Peruvian media, tried unsuccessfully to locate the...
06/19/2013
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In the wake of the National Security Agency scandal, the mainstream media is obsessing over Edward Snowden’s security clearance. It is asking, along with Senators from the Intelligence Committee, why a systems administrator at Booz Allen Hamilton had access to troves of top-secret documents and...
06/13/2013
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Progressive organizations in New York City and Washington, D.C. rail a good amount against big banks. But not enough of those organizations have cut themselves off from those "too-big-to-fail" institutions to join, say, the Amalgamated Bank (AB), a bank which does not have a history of scandals and...
06/04/2013
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  Over the past forty years, a quiet revolution has been unfolding in the health care sector. Physician Assistants, or PAs, are becoming more popular than doctors. And with the current shortage of doctors, especially in primary care, people are counting more and more on PAs that are more...
06/01/2013
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At the 2013 Nanotechnology Conference, which took place last week in National Harbor, just outside of Washington, D.C. at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, there were presentations on new synthetic metals, atomic and molecular configurations that could soak up carbon dioxide and...
05/21/2013
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A group of about 200 protestors stood outside of a Wendy’s restaurant near Union Square in New York City Saturday. They were demanding that the fast food company sign on to the Fair Food Program, an agreement not to buy agricultural products from farms that employ low wage Hispanic and Haitian farm...
05/21/2013
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